‘Playful’ residential building to rise at former Jehovah’s Witnesses’ site 80 Adams

July 9, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The building on the corner is 80 Adams St., which the Watchtower previously sold to developer Jeffrey Gershon. Photo courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses
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The design for a 10-story, 165-unit residential building on the site of a former Jehovah’s Witnesses-owned parking garage at 80 Adams St. in DUMBO has been made public, and 6sqft.com describes it as a “broken-up, playful facade that figures in plenty of outdoor space.”

The design, crafted by ODA New York architects, resembles a group of square building blocks, but with glass fronts stacked on top of each other. The building, according to 6sqft.com, will be mostly residential, but will also include a pool, a fitness center, a residential lounge, a roof deck, parking space and a library. It will be within walking distance of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Buyer Jeffrey Gershon of Hope Street Capital closed the $60 million deal in November.

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